In Montreux-Château, a historic town between Alsace and Franche Comté, we’ll teach you the rudiments and basics of navigation aboard your licence-free boat. Our easily accessible waterway tourism base is well located for our German and Swiss neighbours, and there’s a general consensus that waterway cruises in this region make for truly unforgettable experiences. Now it's your turn to enjoy these pleasures…
Gourmet pleasures or waterway treasures : a whole palette of activities aboard your licence-free boat
Prepare to travel through a series of sumptuous landscapes in this border area. Marvel at the limestone cliffs as you cruise along the waters of the Doubs or admire a series of forests and vast plains on the Rhone-Rhine Canal. Throughout your cruise, you’ll enjoy going through the locks, which often provide an opportunity for exciting and emotive exchanges with the lock keepers. There’ll also be many gastronomic highlights on your cruise from Montreux-Château, since every stop will allow you to take some of the numerous regional specialties back on board with you, unless you prefer to taste them in the host of restaurants you’ll find along your route.
A cruise to respond to the preferences of every crew member
What with Franche-Comté sausages and cheese, as well as Alsatian specialties, gastronomy will be a real feature of your waterway cruise. Why not take the opportunity to enjoy it hassle-free by discovering Les Canalous’ new concierge service ? The more athletic among you will love the many bike paths accessible throughout your route, while those who love old buildings will be able to stop off and marvel at Montbéliard or Baume les Dames. Take advantage of good weather to enjoy spending time on the deck of your licence-free boat and, in this area of ponds and marshes, the possibility of indulging in another pleasure : fishing.
suggested itineraries Tested and approved
Set off from Montreux-Château and navigate as your desires see fit, or follow our itinerary ideas:
|Aller-retour||40km - 2 locks||10h||Montreux Château > Montbéliard > Montreux Château|
|Aller-retour||75km - 40 locks||16h||Montreux Château > Allenjoie > Colombier Châtelot > Montreux Château|
|Aller-retour||116km - 58 locks||21h||Montreux Château > Montbéliard > L'Isle sur le Doubs > Clerval > Montreux Château|
|Aller-retour||222km - 94 locks||39h||Montreux Château > Montbéliard > L'Isle sur le Doubs > Baume les Dames > Deluz > Besançon > Montreux Château|
|Aller-retour||330km - 128 locks||61h||Montreux Château > Montbéliard > L'Isle sur le Doubs > Baume les Dames > Deluz > Besançon > Thoraise > Dôle > Montreux Château|